The Work Project that Lead to the Preservation of a Family’s Legacy

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Rich’s dad and mom, Marvin and Marge, back in 1955 when they were first married. Rich attributes his love for photography in large part to his dad who built a darkroom in their basement while Rich was in middle school.

Life never seems to lead us down one particular path. We often find the things we never knew we were looking for while doing something completely different. Such is the case with how Richard Vlosky discovered ScanMyPhotos through an online Google search a number of years ago.

 

“For some reason it caught my eye. There were these photos at work from a development project in Honduras after hurricane Mitch. The hurricane decimated the country, so we lead a team from our university and over the year-and-a-half lifespan of that project we took lot of pictures, slides, and prints. They had been sitting around for awhile so we needed to get them scanned and archived.”

 

Rich decided to send the photos to ScanMyPhotos, thus starting a years’ long relationship with company. After he sent in the work photos from Honduras, and got them back in such great shape, Rich decided to send in his personal photos as well.

 

“There were boxes and boxes of slides and prints taken over the years. We had dark room in the house growing up as my father was a photographer and my brother has a degree in photography—we are a family of photographers. There are thousands of prints and slides in these boxes. We also have 35mm slides and carousels full of slides—all containing every slide my dad took in his life before he passed away in 1985. He had cataloged every bundle of slides, and numbered and described every slide within each bundle. They date back to 1950. One time I tried to bring up the slide projector, but it was completely rusted shut. Since I didn’t want to buy another projector and didn’t feel like loading slides into a carousel, we had them scanned, too. All slides from 1983 until 2000—approximately 2,000-3,000 slides—were scanned. From there I made copies of DVDs and sent them to everyone in my life.”

 

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Help Celebrate “Older Americans Month” #OlderAmericansMonth

May is Older Americans Month, what is it and why you should get involved

May is Older Americans Month“As human beings we value the experience that comes with age. We are reminded over and over again with statements like ‘older and wiser’ and ‘respect your elders,’ promoting age as something to be cherished and respected.” – Jenna Morasca

 

As we observe “Older Americans Month” this May, we encourage everyone to honor the seniors/elderly in our lives. Older Americans are the closest thing we have to time travel—they are the eyes and ears of our country’s past and can help us re-live days long gone. We can also continue to honor them by helping them preserve precious memories and photos.  Use social media to hashtag #OlderAmericansMonth, give seniors a hug, and your time. Listen to their life stories and celebrate them.  Visit a senior center today.

 

Read their stories and the power of family photos to nostalgically revisit a family’s history.

 

 

A ScanMyPhotos e-gift certificate will enable the seniors in your life to digitize their analog memories to pass down to future generations. Learn more.

 

 

 

Directory of Resources

 

  • http://oam.acl.gov/

 

 

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Photo Organizers Rejoice: #GooglePhotos Just Got Even Better

Google PhotosIt’s no secret that we’re BIG fans of Google Photos around here. It’s not just us either—anyone currently using the Google Photos app on their smartphone is probably in the same boat. In fact, this incredible app has been able to gain 200 million active monthly users in just one year on the market—and we’re not surprised.

 

What did surprise us, however, was yesterday’s big news.

 

Last week, we would have told you that one of the best functionalities of this app is its ability to organize all of those hundreds of digital photos we take every single day. In light of their recent announcement, we have the following new and exciting improvements to look forward to.

 

Meet Albums: an organizer’s dream come true

 

Ah, the dreaded digital clutter. Fortunately, Photos’ new feature, Albums, is here to clean that clutter right up. After an event, trip, holiday or vacation, the app will auto-create an album for you—one that is made up of all your best shots. Yes, the app will comb through your seemingly endless amounts of photos from an event and pick the best ones to suggest within the new album. It’s your own personal digital photo organizer.

 

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5 Fast Ideas for Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Last-Minute Mother’s Day GiftsWe hate to be the ones to break it to you, but it’s already May. We’re not entirely sure how this happened, but think it’s possibly related to fun being had while time was in flight.

 

Now that it’s officially May, it means you now have less than a day to perfect your salsa recipe for Cinco de Mayo, and, more importantly, only three shopping days left before Mother’s Day on May 8th. While we can’t help you with the salsa recipe (or can we?), we do have a few thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas to help out our fellow last-minute shoppers. Check it out:

 

1. Canvas Print

 

Take a family photo, or other treasured snapshot, and convert it into a work of art!  These days it’s easy to get your favorite memory printed on professional canvas so that it’s ready to hang mom’s living room on May 8th. You really don’t need to worry that you’ve waited too long—Walgreens offers same-day photo canvas services available in select locations, with pricing starting at $29.99.

 

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Reviews: What People Are Saying About ScanMyPhotos.com

Running and navigating a business is tough. But, the best way to identify how you are doing is ask. At ScanMyPhotos.com, feedback is critical.

 

We want to hear the good and bad. A principle reason for our 26-years in business is to constantly seek out input and find out how we are helping people across the world digitize their pictures. Below are a sampling of real customers sharing their feedback. Thank you to all why replied and shared their experience. We are so fortunate to have you as part of the ScanMyPhoto experience.


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Excellent service. High quality scans. Great price.
April 27, 2016

 

Make sure you read all the details for how to mail your photos. Do the upgrade to 600 DPI.
April 23, 2016

 

Simple and easy just as the instructions said.
April 15, 2016

 

Good quality digital photos from prints. Returned in a reasonable time period.
April 10, 2016

 

Easy directions to follow for mailing photos to be scanned. Quick turnaround time for receiving CD and photos.
March 29, 2016

 

Quick turnaround. Very pleased!
March 21, 2016

 

Great service! If you follow the very detailed directions your pictures will be scanned as outlined.
March 16, 2016

 

Just follow their directions carefully, and you will be satisfied!!
March 16, 2016

 

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